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Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by admin     0 Comments

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is the latest feature from writer Macon Blair and marks his directorial debut. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey as Tony and Ruth between whom an unconventional relationship forms in their combined pursuit to right wrongs in the aftermath of a burglary at Ruth’s home in suburban Portland, Ore. Tony, a rattail-wearing, throwing-star-wielding vigilante-wannabe with some pretty sweet eyewear lends needed moral and physical support to neighbor and disenchanted nurse Ruth in the search for her stolen property. Full of unexpected twists, the film’s climax includes an intense getaway/rescue scene in which Ruth leads their escape by means of rowboat. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore made Paste’s list of the 20 Best Films of Sundance 2017 and also won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. Paste caught up with the actors in Park City, Utah, to talk about the film, Lynskey’s rowing skills, and shared love for Oregon and the TV series, Atlanta.

Elijah Wood: Nice Atlanta shirt! That show is so good. I’ve only watched the first episode, so I have so much to get through, but man.

Paste: It’s genius. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a show that’s that funny, and then also that serious.
Wood: The tonal balance is crazy. It starts off and you think it’s going to be a drama, and then it’s definitely a comedy, but it’s both things at the same time. It’s really incredible.

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Posted on December 18th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

Ahead of starring in Netflix’s new Dirk Gently series, the Hollywood actor tells Patrick Smith why he thinks British comedy beats its US equivalent, and about being mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe

It’s 13 years since he appeared in Peter Jackson’s colossally successful adaptation of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, but Elijah Wood still gets called Frodo in the street. Not that he minds. “It was one of the greatest experiences of my life,” says the 35-year-old former child star. “It created more opportunities than it hindered.”

The trilogy also had an unexpected side benefit. “It exposed me to British comedy,” he explains. “The British actors working on it spoon-fed me everything from The Day Today to Brass Eye to The Mighty Boosh. It doesn’t adhere to the same needs of American humour. It doesn’t constantly require a laugh out of you. It’s more sarcastic. There’s more wit to it.”

It’s just as well he has a thing about British comedy. As anyone who’s read Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams’s cult crime-solving novel on which Wood’s new eight-part series is based – will attest, its humour is very British, a Monty Python-like blend of intellectually robust whimsy and digressive surrealism.

Historically, the intricate nuances of Adams’s approach have been lost in translation to both big and small screen – most notably in the 2005 film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and the 2010 BBC Four comedy drama Dirk Gently, starring Stephen Mangan. But this latest series, premiering on Netflix on Sunday December 11, nails the quirk quotient, even if the multiple plot strands have the potential to frustrate viewers.

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Posted on November 12th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

When Elijah Wood took on the role of the hobbit Frodo Baggins in the famed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, he was plunged into the world of Middle-earth, where he had to contend with dragons, Orcs, Ents and a Gollum.

Wood’s new project, BBC America’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” finds him in the real world, but its weirdness could rival Middle-earth. He plays Todd Brotzman, an unlucky hotel bellhop suddenly thrust into a sci-fi flavored mystery populated by an assortment of bizarre characters, including Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an eccentric, fast-talking sleuth who believes in the “fundamental interconnectedness of all things” and sees Brotzman as the Watson to his Sherlock.

“Gently,” based on a popular novel by Douglas Adams, marks a return to series television for Wood, who spent four seasons starring in FX’s “Wilfred,” about a young man who has a unique friendship with his neighbor’s dog, played by Jason Gann in a furry dog costume.

In recent years, Wood has put much of his focus on offbeat fare. His extensive gallery of characters includes a technician who erases memories (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), a concert pianist terrorized by a sniper (“Grand Piano”), a horrific murderer who scalps his victims (“Maniac”) and the voice of Mumble the dance-happy penguin in “Happy Feet.”

His other activities include heading up a production company specializing in genre fare (“The Greasy Strangler”) and DJ’ing as half of the duo Wooden Wisdom.

Wood sat down last week to talk about choosing roles on gut instinct, life after Frodo and his new series, which premiered Saturday.

Q: What attracted you to “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency?” Were you familiar with the novel?

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Posted on October 25th, 2016 by admin     0 Comments

When Elijah Wood took on the role of the hobbit Frodo Baggins in the famed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, he was plunged into the world of Middle-earth where he had to contend with dragons, Orcs, Ents and a Gollum.

Wood’s new project, BBC America’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” finds him in the real world, but its weirdness could rival Middle-earth. He plays Todd Brotzman, an unlucky hotel bellhop who is suddenly thrust into a sci-fi flavored mystery populated by an assortment of bizarre characters, including Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an eccentric, fast-talking sleuth who believes in the “fundamental interconnectedness of all things” and sees Brotzman as the Watson to his Sherlock.

“Gently,” based on a popular novel by Douglas Adams (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”), marks a return to series television for Wood, who spent four seasons starring in FX’s “Wilfred,” about a young man who has a unique friendship with his neighbor’s dog, played by Jason Gann in a furry dog costume.

In recent years, Wood has put much of his focus on offbeat fare. His extensive gallery of characters includes a technician who erases memories (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), a concert pianist terrorized by a sniper (“Grand Piano”), a horrific murderer who scalps his victims (“Maniac”) and the voice of Mumble the dance-happy penguin in “Happy Feet.”

His other activities include heading up a production company specializing in genre fare (“The Greasy Strangler”) and DJ’ing as half of the duo Wooden Wisdom.

Wood sat down last week to talk about choosing roles on gut instinct, life after Frodo and his new series, which premieres Oct. 22.

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Centers on the titular holistic detective who investigates cases involving the supernatural. Based on the "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" novel series, written by Douglas Adams and published by Simon and Schuster in 1987.
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When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
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